New Burnside, Illinois

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New Burnside
Country United States
State Illinois
County Johnson
Coordinates 37°34′45″N 88°46′19″W / 37.57917°N 88.77194°W / 37.57917; -88.77194Coordinates: 37°34′45″N 88°46′19″W / 37.57917°N 88.77194°W / 37.57917; -88.77194
Area 1.05 sq mi (3 km2)
 - land 1.04 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.01 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 242 (2000)
Density 229.4 / sq mi (89 / km2)
Mayor Judy Taylor
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62967
Area code 618
Location of New Burnside within Illinois
Location of New Burnside within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: New Burnside, Illinois

New Burnside is a village in Johnson County, Illinois, United States. The population was 242 at the 2000 census. In 1878 New Burnside peaked in population at 1,200 when the railroad ran through the middle of the town. The population decreased greatly when the railroad was replaced with a bike trail. The village was founded in 1872, and was a Cairo and Vincennes Railroad boom-town. Much of its founding was based on the same coal mining industry that grew Harrisburg and Carrier Mills, but slowly turned to an orchard based economy by 1900. It was named after civil was general Ambrose Burnside.


New Burnside is located at 37°34′45″N 88°46′19″W / 37.57917°N 88.77194°W / 37.57917; -88.77194 (37.579166, -88.771983).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.05 square miles (2.7 km2), of which 1.04 square miles (2.7 km2) (or 99.05%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.95%) is water.[2]

The village is located on US Route 45 and is east of the junction of Interstates 24 and 57.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 242 people, 95 households, and 70 families residing in the village. The population density was 229.4 people per square mile (89.0/km²). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 108.1 per square mile (41.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.59% White and 0.41% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 95 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,591, and the median income for a family was $32,273. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $12,813 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,709. About 15.4% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.